Favorite Access Control Credentials

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 11, 2014

When it comes to the most popular way to unlock a door, which access credential type holds the favored spot among integrators?

The 'contenders' include:

  • Barcodes
  • Biometrics
  • Contactless 125kHZ
  • Contactless 13.56MHz
  • Magstripes

With plentiful options that have different shapes, securities, and price points, credentials are the electronic access equivalent of door keys. Not only must they be inexpensive to issue and easy to manage, they also need to be secure to prevent unauthorized entry and increasingly verify identity.

In this note, we look at how integrated surveyed answered 'What is your Favorite Credential?" and share their reasons why.

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  • "******...**'* * *****! *********** ******** **** **** *********!"
  • "** **** **** ******, ******* ** **** ********** ** ** retrofits."
  • "****** ******. ******** ** *** *** **** ** **** ***** **.** MHz *******."
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Biometrics ******

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  • "** ** *** *** **********."
  • "****, ****'** *** ********."
  • "*** **** ** **** ** *********. *** ********* *** *** client."

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Magstripes, ******** *** ****?

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Comments (8)

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